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Forum: Touring
09-22-10, 12:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,609
Posted By JeanM

Those use cones, like the Shimano hubs and may be...

Those use cones, like the Shimano hubs and may be repacked from time to time, to last a almost your lifetime.
Forum: Touring
09-12-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,609
Posted By JeanM

What made me hesitate is how hard that model is...

What made me hesitate is how hard that model is to service, needing a special set of two tools that Shimano sells for 80$+

I've used simple spiked platform, BMX style, for the last week. Took some...
Forum: Touring
08-29-10, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,221
Posted By JeanM

I've used the Journey on my LHT for a while but...

I've used the Journey on my LHT for a while but switched to the Nice rack for long haul tours. Not that the Journey was much worse: it's a tad more flexy and it is not as adjustable or roomy as the...
Forum: Touring
08-29-10, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By JeanM

Sometimes life is ironic. Then, though, it got...

Sometimes life is ironic. Then, though, it got downright sarcastic.
Forum: Touring
08-20-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By JeanM

Well, for one thing I bet that if kids age 4 to...

Well, for one thing I bet that if kids age 4 to 16, who are now on bikes, all drove cars the numbers would be quite different. ;)

So, in all seriousness, let's compare Brussels sprouts to other...
Forum: Touring
08-16-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,397
Posted By JeanM

Anyway, it is not just who makes the frame and...

Anyway, it is not just who makes the frame and how that counts: quality control is most important and that always stays with the manufacturer's client.
08-16-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By JeanM

Thank you. I corrected my question which,...

Thank you.

I corrected my question which, for the rest remains the same for "freewheel". When did it become in use for the first time in the Tour?
Forum: Touring
08-16-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By JeanM

There is a fairly large of English speaking folks...

There is a fairly large of English speaking folks in the Greater Montreal and the Eastern Townships. At other places certainly more than 50% of the people will speak enough English to manage and 100%...
08-16-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By JeanM

First use of the freewheel at the Tour de France?

You guys might just know this.

When was the freewheel used for the first time for this competition? I was reading the epic stage of 1910 in the middle of which the eventual winner, Lapize, called...
Forum: Touring
08-16-10, 03:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,956
Posted By JeanM

Hauling the weight of a kitchen + that of a...

Hauling the weight of a kitchen + that of a trailer + possibly some personal fat (;)) uphill: what an appetite you are going to work out for yourself! :D

This...
Forum: Touring
08-12-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By JeanM

Nancy, for sure the people who are following his...

Nancy, for sure the people who are following his lead can't be considered as victims that he alone would force to starve? Give more credit to those who sided with him, they just may not be the pawns...
Forum: Touring
08-12-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,769
Posted By JeanM

An average of 12 mph (20 kph) is estimated to be...

An average of 12 mph (20 kph) is estimated to be very good for a loaded tourer.
Forum: Touring
08-11-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By JeanM

Please, $0.99 + $9.99 S & H and 3 days...

Please, $0.99 + $9.99 S & H

and

3 days money back return garantee if you pay the return shipping. If you pay another $10 they will refund $0.99 to you! Yes! Winner!

They're laughing at your...
Forum: Touring
08-10-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By JeanM

That's real bad luck I didn't have after 3000 km...

That's real bad luck I didn't have after 3000 km yet, touch rubber. But I expect to get flats at some point: metal is particularly difficult to defeat, as you experienced.

I hope things will turn...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-10, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By JeanM

Cool then! :) Thanks guys.

Cool then! :)

Thanks guys.
Forum: Touring
08-09-10, 02:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,298
Posted By JeanM

Consider the Planet Bike Freddy Cascadia MTB...

Consider the Planet Bike Freddy Cascadia MTB (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanmontambeault/4617777957/in/set-72157623961512567/) also. Great fenders with great mud flaps out of the box.

You will...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By JeanM

Modifying a bike for low trail.

Hello all. :)

There's a discussion at the Surly's Google group about putting on an LHT frame a fork with more rake than the standard one has (43 mm) to make of it a French randonneur style bike. I...
Forum: Touring
08-08-10, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,718
Posted By JeanM

I guess that it may be difficult to have decals...

I guess that it may be difficult to have decals that hold firmly short of clearcoating them. Then, in that event, I fully agree with you.
Forum: Touring
08-08-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By JeanM

It is the right section for me too. The...

It is the right section for me too.

The problem with trainers or even doing it with others in a gym is that it is so boring to do it for any length of time. I can ride my bike, by any weather but...
Forum: Touring
08-07-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,718
Posted By JeanM

Try as I might, some of the decals came off...

Try as I might, some of the decals came off easily (duct tape, scraping with plastic) and others resisted all but heat. I think that we can conclude that Surly does a piss poor job with their decals.
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,268
Posted By JeanM

You seem to be right, as far as I can see it. I...

You seem to be right, as far as I can see it. I use vbrakes which are pulled by the side and low also. This way my cable can drop in a gentle curve straight down to the brakes.

BTW, why does the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,268
Posted By JeanM

Azesty, notice that in your example the cable...

Azesty, notice that in your example the cable runs on top of the top tube while the LHT makes it run under it. That makes all the difference. For the LHT the cable is less exposed to harm, less of a...
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,718
Posted By JeanM

It's a crap shoot.

It's a crap shoot.
Forum: Touring
08-04-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,718
Posted By JeanM

I see little problem using pressure washing on...

I see little problem using pressure washing on the chain, inasmuch it gets lubed afterward.
Notice that even a simple garden hose can clean out the grease from the hubs, especially the non-sealed...
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,718
Posted By JeanM

I finally had some success with sticking dock...

I finally had some success with sticking dock tape over the "Long Haul Trucker" decal and lifting it. I said some success because the other decals wouldn't budge using the same method.

Others have...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By JeanM

No, not terribly. :D Yet, I can't help to...

No, not terribly. :D

Yet, I can't help to wonder how the animals are... experiencing it. The louder snorers can go up to 87 decibels. For reference, a chainsaw is 90 decibels. The 3 dB difference...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By JeanM

Mine is called "Maman Truckeuse", an adaptation...

Mine is called "Maman Truckeuse", an adaptation in French of the name I first found for it in English which, as I learned later, was quite inappropriate in its original version.
It is a Surly LHT...
Forum: Touring
07-31-10, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By JeanM

Do you snore?

I was wondering if snoring loudly while camping frightened the wilder beasts or if it was rather an indication that a good meal was waiting for them?
Forum: Touring
07-31-10, 03:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,080
Posted By JeanM

Yeah but how to convince them that you are not an...

Yeah but how to convince them that you are not an ogre with the kind of appetite we work out by cycling all day? :D
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,080
Posted By JeanM

I sure envy him to have that much time for...

I sure envy him to have that much time for touring. I sometimes have to revise my obligations, to see if they are really that and to then convince myself to come home. :D
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By JeanM

This is your fear, fuzz2050, but it doesn't have...

This is your fear, fuzz2050, but it doesn't have to be so. Fisrt the man clearly prepared and trained himself so he won't forget to unclip whenever need arises. Secondly the XTR pedals are of...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

Do you choose the "pedestrian" option before...

Do you choose the "pedestrian" option before starting to build your itineraries? It is not always necessary but sometimes the funny stuff happens because Google Maps tries to respect the one ways and...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

Thanks Machka for the full answer: I'll put that...

Thanks Machka for the full answer: I'll put that into my pipe and smoke on it, as we say. :)



Yes, that is what they say and quickly did they add without being asked.:eek:

There's always a...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 03:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By JeanM

Well, smoking food is what it is: I was just...

Well, smoking food is what it is: I was just describing the process. Personally, I am not especially found of the taste and even less of its carcinogenic effects.

It remains that, actually, a...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

We got from 24 signatures to 100 with your help....

We got from 24 signatures to 100 with your help. Thank you. :)

I guess that I could start a campaign to sensitize the touristic business and associations of cyclotourists and such, but I'll...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

Nice critic. I am not defending Google Maps in...

Nice critic. I am not defending Google Maps in any way. Google is a business and has to deliver. Yet I still have a long way to go before working myself to your level of frustration.

As I told...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 02:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By JeanM

On the grill, cover closed, temp about 180F, time...

On the grill, cover closed, temp about 180F, time about 2 hours.

Why? Same reasons as for smoking anything else: conservation and taste, if you like it.
Forum: Touring
07-13-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,397
Posted By JeanM

Indeed. I was totally unaware of the straddle...

Indeed. I was totally unaware of the straddle wire importance. Had I known... too late. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-13-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By JeanM

It is all a matter of trail, as noted above. The...

It is all a matter of trail, as noted above. The LHT, like most tourers since the '80s is designed primarily to be loaded in the rear, then in the front. It has high trail for that (meaning that the...
Forum: Touring
07-12-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By JeanM

Actually mold needs moisture to grow. Oil and...

Actually mold needs moisture to grow. Oil and fats in general do nothing for it. They can become rancid, which is quite unpleasant, but it is an oxidation reaction easy to delay with air tight...
Forum: Touring
07-12-10, 03:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

Although I don't understand it all, always had...

Although I don't understand it all, always had trouble with that French accent, t'was funny. :D

And so deeply ignorant: we're less Frenchman than Australians are platypuses. :D :D
Forum: Touring
07-11-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By JeanM

Will you bring water with you then? How long are...

Will you bring water with you then? How long are you going to take for this stage?
Any water that you use for cooking will still be available in the food and count for satisfying your water needs....
Forum: Touring
07-11-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

Well there is the Trans-canada trail...

Well there is the Trans-canada trail (http://www.tctrail.ca/tlocator/tlocator_en.html), for a start. From the tip of Newfoundland to Victoria or the ends of Yukon, using existing trail or creating...
Forum: Touring
07-11-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

I don't know where you're going with this...

I don't know where you're going with this question since the answer is obviously yes...



I don't know about Australia but here their maps are faithful to the satellite photos and those are, by...
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

From 24 to 78 signatures (total) today. Thank...

From 24 to 78 signatures (total) today.
Thank you guys. :)

I won't stop there: time to bug the LBSes, all those people who live from tourism and place adds in cycling magazines and cyclotourism...
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By JeanM

It is quite difficult to guess what recipes will...

It is quite difficult to guess what recipes will use the ingredients that are available there.
Let's see. In Bolivia there is quinoa: it has a high mineral content and its proteins are balanced. It...
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By JeanM

Please sign the petition asking for Google to add Canadian bike paths to Google Maps.

This petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/canmap/petition.html) has been started in the same spirit as the American one which got the 'bike' option into Google Maps for the US of A.

If you...
Forum: Touring
07-09-10, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By JeanM

About the Supreme: they are great on the...

About the Supreme: they are great on the pavement, they don't mind the rain, they are comfortable, in big sizes at least. If big they'll float on gravel but they have no grip there for the curves,...
Forum: Touring
07-04-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,397
Posted By JeanM

I went for V-brakes, Deore. Since I use trekking...

I went for V-brakes, Deore. Since I use trekking bars and MTB levers it was an easy choice. However, that would mean a change of levers too or the use of Travel Agents for you with your drop bars....
Forum: Touring
07-03-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,397
Posted By JeanM

That's very unlikely: those breaks are the very...

That's very unlikely: those breaks are the very first thing people will change if they ever get a chance. I mean they are usable but just and not even for everyone. The guys at Surly are great on...
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